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CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
the economies matter. i think whether it's been leon panetta, bob gates, admiral mullen, the constant focus on economic feminism, i don't know canada's net position with china, but it does raise this fundamental question of whether american debt is an asset or a liability. you know, the conference in dallas yesterday were recently, where someone made a comment that an american source of power to every different in the past that it defies the pentagon and the size american debt that we're too big to fail. deadhorse lake bigger problem than us. i be interested when you're anything about policy do you look at that as a source of leverage or does it strain american options tremendous a? >> steve, very simply, the u.s. situation with respect to our deficit and debt is a national security liability. we need our senior leadership. we need a senior leadership to take it on. we have an opportunity to do so. we have a requirement to do so. at the foundation of national power is ultimately economic comment and in terms of global influence, in terms of the ability to support a military, the econo
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
had a wonderful ceremony in the dirksen building honoring bob dole. you see, yesterday was the international disability rights day. international disability rights day yesterday. so they wanted to honor bob dole for all he'd done, and it was a wonderful event, wonderful. i saw people over there honoring bob dole for all the work he he'd done on disability rights who voted against the bill today. i saw them, i thought wait a minute, since they're going to honor all the work bob dole had done on disability and bob dole was one of the strongest supporters of the crpd as it's called, came over here today in his wheelchair with his wife, former senator elizabeth dole. and yet -- and yet people voted against it. i don't get it. veterans. mr. president, there was a young veteran sitting in the gallery today and i met him yesterday the first time, senator kerry spoke at length about him, his name is dan brzezinski and i'm going to ask consent to put his op-ed in the record at the conclusion of my speech. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. harkin: as i also want to put the li
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
bob person entity deciding on their own. there is court oversight. court oversight in the fact the warrants are issued by a court. it is independent oversight, judicial oversight of the entity. what the amendments to this change to presumption of delay to a presumption of notification by saying for law enforcement, investigative law-enforcement within 10 days disclosure must be made unless a court order is applied for a 90 day increments, were disclosure notification is delayed. the concern very slight change some pain that has worked very well to this point, has protected the public, protected the integrity of the investigations would be snowed demonstrated violation on the part of law-enforcement in many roles in regulation. granik, epca should be updated. with the advent of cloud computing and how we act culturally in terms of how we live our lives, e-mail and facebook the law should be looked at and updated. unfortunately, a lot of what has been proposed for change at this point is not to the advantage of law-enforcement investigations, but to their detriment. >> host: i need t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
measures that we enjoy here simply aren't present in many other countries. that's why bob dole and captain dan pe berzynski want us to appe this treaty. i've heard nothing from the other side that outweighs the reality of that consideration for persons, not just veterans, all persons with disabilities. what's really at stake here is big. the outcome here will not, despite the fear, it's not going to change one election here in the senate. it's not going to decide one of the primaries that i fear are distorting the politics of our country. but you know what, mr. president? it will decide whether some people live or die in another country, where there is no accountability and only united states values and standards are the difference to the prospects of someone with a disability. in some countries, children are disposed of, killed because they have a disability. our treaty can actually help prevent that. in some countries, children do not get to go to school and certainly have no prospects of a future simply because they are born with a disability. this treaty will help offer hope wh
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